Evaluation of measures to remediate contaminated soils: European meeting

The RECARE project is focused on preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe.

A Plenary Meeting has been held at Hella (Iceland), from May 29th to June 2nd 2017. Each of the 17 study sites participating in the project presented their results.

Photo: Erik van den Elsen

The Group SOIL-PLANT, from the IRNAS, CSIC, presented their results about two measures applied for the remediation of contaminated soils at the Guadiamar Green Corridor: a) amendment addition and b) tree plantation.

Those results are part of a joint work by the projects RECARE and RESTECO.

Copies of the presentation and poster can be consulted at the repository Digital CSIC.

Presentation at 5th Ecosummit of Montpellier

ecos2016_300x250The 5th International Ecosummit, Ecological Sustainability, has been held at Montpellier, France, with more than 1,400 participants from 88 countries.

One of the scientific sessions was focused on Soil-plant interactions and soil ecosystem services delivery. In this session, researchers of IRNAS, CSIC have presented results on tree plantations in the Guadiamar Green Corridor (Seville, Spain) and their role in soil trace elements stabilization and carbon sequestration.

The importance of tree-soil interactions was remarked for the delivery of two ecosystem services: 1) improvement of soil quality by phytostabilization of contaminants, and 2) mitigation of climate change by carbon sequestration in biomass and soil.

Marañón, T., Domínguez, M. T., Navarro Fernández, C. M., Madejón, P., Burgos, P., Gil Martínez, M., & Murillo, J. M. (2016). Tree-soil interactions and the provision of ecosystem services in contaminated soils: trace elements phytostabilization and carbon sequestration. 5th International Ecosummit. Ecological sustainability. Engineering change. Montpellier, 29 August-1 September 2016.

Copy in pdf of the slides can be consulted in the CSIC repository.